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BuzzFeed and French Clichés

04.11.2014 · Posted in Pop Culture, Ten years later

From BuzzFeed.com, here is “Les pires clichés sur la France véhiculés par les Anglo-Saxons”. We’ll forgive the ‘Anglo-Saxon’ reference, an appellation no more relevant that the French being “Gallo-Franks” and take this opportunity to thank Anais Bordages and Marie Telling for this compendium of clichés. Their entry features : « Foux Da Fa Fa » ...

In French …

01.15.2014 · Posted in En français

“La France sert de repoussoir aux Américains. C’est un pays commode en matière de comparaisons, avec des clichés des deux côtés. Quand les Français réduisent les Etats-Unis à l’obésité, la malbouffe, le racisme et l’obsession du travail, les Américains voient en la France un pays paresseux, fait de luxe et de snobisme, avec un gouvernement ...

Look. We’re not French. We don’t surrender.

10.08.2013 · Posted in Editorials, News, Politics

“Look. We’re not French. We don’t surrender.” – U.S. Representative Pete Sessions (TX-32) (R) in front of World War II monument in Washington. Pete Sessions is no stranger to controversy. In 2009, he said the Republican Party understood legislative “insurgency a little but more because of the Taliban”. In 2010, the same Pete Sessions said ...

French Bashing Colonel

09.02.2013 · Posted in History, News, twitter

Plus ça change … You know the rest. It really doesn’t matter what France’s Foreign Policy is any more, if the France is against the US, we’re the usual duplicitous, traitorous cowards that deserve to be mocked and if France supports a US intervention, then we’re ridiculed as a useless ally with a propensity to ...

The Case of FranceStinks.com

01.26.2013 · Posted in Ten years later, Web

Do you remember FranceStinks.com and GermanyStinks.com? If you don’t, it’s no big deal, but back in 2003 this website was the darling of the right wing media (1) as widespread French Bashing was being unleashed on the American Public. Featuring crass and vulgar materials, the website was the brainchild of one Dan Fendel who went ...